A dental implant can be used to replace one or more missing teeth and can serve as a permanent, realistic replacement option.

Dental Implants

What is a dental implant?

Dental implants are a proven solution for the replacement of missing teeth. In Payson, Utah, our team of highly trained and experienced surgeons and caring staff can restore oral function and produce beautiful aesthetic results for our patients through the placement of dental implants. We achieve these outstanding results by surgically placing a small medical-grade titanium post directly into the jaw bone, which becomes the new replacement root to support the prosthetic crown. The great news is that medical-grade titanium does not corrode and has a high success rate of permanently integrating with the surrounding bone in your jaw. Once integrated, another component, called an abutment, is connected to the implant, which creates a sturdy platform for your replacement crown. This provides the strongest foundation possible and, in turn, the best solution available today. One of the best things about this replacement option is that they provide the most natural-looking treatment.

Dental implants have several advantages:

  • Sturdier than other tooth replacement options
  • Enhanced appearance and self-image
  • Improved ability to chew and enjoy eating, providing healthier oral function
  • Decreased tooth shifting and bone loss in the jaw

Most of the time, individuals are healthy enough to undergo the procedure if they can have a tooth removed.

What conditions can implants address?

  • Replace one or more teeth without the need to grind down adjacent teeth
  • Remove the need for a partial denture
  • Increase the comfort of dentures by giving them the strongest foundation

Extra consideration should be given if any of the following applies to you:

  • If you smoke tobacco products, you may experience decreased rate of success.
  • Individuals under the age of 18 may not be the best candidates for dental implants because the jaw bone is not yet fully developed.

Our team will discuss your personal conditions and options during your initial consultation, including existing medical conditions and oral health concerns such as gum disease, the loss of bone in the upper or lower jaw, and, of course, problem or missing teeth.

At the time of your consultation, our team will develop a customized plan to provide you with the best tooth replacement options. Complete X-rays and 3D CT scans, along with digital treatment planning, afford us the ability to present you with the best and most cost-effective course of treatment. We genuinely care about you and want you to have the best possible outcome.

You may be curious how the dental implant process works.

Depending on your current oral health status, the process usually can be completed in approximately six months. It typically requires a one- or two-stage process, starting with the procedure to place the titanium post that replaces your missing tooth’s root. A follow-up visit to our office is customary for a second procedure to secure the support post for your new tooth crown.

To further clarify, after the first procedure, the post bonds with the jaw bone beneath the surface of the gums, which usually takes three to six months. During this time, your care team will create your crown so that it is ready to be placed on the implant. Once you are ready for completion, the implant is uncovered, and the crown is attached. Once the crown is attached, the posts will not be visible. There is very little disruption in the day-to-day activities of the patient; most can resume their daily routine the day after surgery. Most people report a relatively pain-free experience.

Why choose the doctors at Utah Surgical Arts as your dental implant specialists?

Specialized Training
Surgery isn’t to be taken lightly. First, the extraction of the tooth that must be replaced, the preparation of the gum and bone tissue, and the subsequent placement of the implant is a process best handled by a highly trained and experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Understanding that the dental implant placement procedure is surgery helps patients to realize that seeing a specialist will produce the best result and ultimately cost less.

The selection of an oral and maxillofacial surgeon should be given consideration. You can feel comfortable knowing that the Utah Surgical Arts team is trained at the highest level. All of our doctors and board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons and have received a medical and dental degree. Beyond that, you can again feel confident that our doctors are training to the highest standards and have significant experience in the surgical placement of dental implants. We are sensitive to the importance of aesthetics in the final results, and we want you to have the best possible outcome.

Dental implant technology is expanding rapidly. We continuously invest in the best technology, and as a result, we can provide more people the opportunity to receive this treatment. At our practice, our team routinely plans your treatment utilizing Cone Beam CT technology to create a three-dimensional (3D) image of your facial bone structure. Surgical models will occasionally be fabricated, creating a model of your mouth and teeth so that we can accurately place the implants with the use of a surgical guide. This is all made possible by the use of digital CT scans. Your surgeon will be able to place your implant(s) with precision. This 3D planning takes place before your procedure to eliminate any guess work and help to ensure perfect implant placement.

Quality and Affordability

One might assume that going to a highly experienced specialist for these innovative procedures might be more expensive. At Utah Surgical Arts, this is not the case. In fact, our fees are often much lower than the fees of general dentists, and we are providers for all major dental plans. At Utah Surgical Arts, you don’t have to sacrifice quality for affordability. Our primary concern is that you have a good experience. You will receive quality care in a safe, comfortable environment for much less than you might think. If you have any questions or would like to set up a consultation, please call one of our offices.

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Where can I get dental implants in Payson, UT?

Drs. Harris, Park, Brown, and Wood of Utah Surgical Arts maintain two practice offices located in South Jordan, Provo, and Payson, UT, serving all of Utah County and Salt Lake County and are available to schedule your surgery at either of their locations.

Other Dental Implant Educational Information:

Dental Implant Procedure on AAOMS
More Dental Implant Information on Wikipedia
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